How to Carve a Pumpkin for Halloween


Carve a scary jack o lantern! Learn how to carve a traditional Jack O' Lantern for Halloween in this free video series about carving pumpkins.

Series Summary

Halloween is a great holiday for fun and festivities the whole family can enjoy. Dating back to the 5th century BC in Celtic Ireland, Halloween originally may have developed on a day when the Celts believed that spirits could intermingle with the living, and so would dress up in ghoulish scary costumes and noisily parade around the neighborhood being destructive, in order to frighten away spirits looking for bodies to possess. Today, the Halloween holiday is more fun and playful with children and adults dressing up in scary Halloween costumes for trick or treating or a fun Halloween party. Many people carve Halloween pumpkins to make Jack-O-Lanterns, and also decorate with fake spider webs, bats, ghosts, and other ghoulish decorations.

In the traditional spirit of Halloween, learn how to make a Jack-O-Lantern. Vincent Laporta shows you everything you need to know to carve a pumpkin. Learn how pick and clean out a pumpkin. Also, hear tips for drawing a pumpkin face before carving. If you want to make an elaborate pumpkin using a pattern, learn how to attach the pattern to the pumpkin and how to trace pumpkin patterns. Vincent also gives advice for lighting and creating an air hole in a pumpkin. So, take some time and learn how to master your pumpkin carving skills today!

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